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Kochi hospital brings open fetal surgery to India

Kochi hospital brings open fetal surgery to IndiaKochi, Aug. 27 - Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre has unveiled a centre for open fetal surgery - the first in Asia for treating complex and rare fetal conditions. With this, India joins the select club of nations after USA, France and Spain to offer open surgery on fetus.


Kochi hospital develops new technique for uterine cancer treatment

Kochi hospital develops new technique for uterine cancer treatmentKochi, Mar. 24 - A Kochi hospital has developed a new technique, the 'florescent sentinel node detection', which will help with the treatment of uterine cancer.

The new technique helps in accurately identifying the extent of tumour spread and planning treatment.


Healing hearts from Ethiopia

Healing hearts from EthiopiaKochi, Mar. 22 - Filimon Berhanie was seven months old, when he was first taken ill. Hailing from Gonder, 400 kms away from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, Filimon was diagnosed to have multiple holes between the two main pumping chambers of the heart. Since there was no facility for treatment of paediatric heart ailment in his country, doctors at a hospital in the national capital of Addis Ababa referred him to a specialty hospital in South Africa.


Kerala hospital carry out the first-ever hand transplant in India

Kerala hospital carry out the first-ever hand transplant in IndiaKochi, Jan.14 - Doctors at the Kochi-based Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS) successfully conducted India's first hand transplant on Tuesday.

World over around 110 cases of cadaver hand transplant have been documented so far with less than three per cent rejections.


Rare hand and larynx transplant facility in Kochi hospital awaits donors

Rare hand and larynx transplant facility in Kochi hospital awaits donorsKochi, Sept. 9 - A rare cadaver hand and larynx (voice box) transplant facility has come up at the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) in Kochi, Kerala.

The facility has received statutory clearance by the state medical authorities.

World over around 110 hands have been transplanted from cadavers on 85 patients with less than 5 per cent rejection rate.


Kerala's health sector gets Rs.2,150 crore investment

Kerala's health sector gets Rs.2,150 crore investmentKochi, Sep 11 : DM Healthcare, a leading conglomerate in the country and the Middle East, Tuesday announced an investment of over Rs. 2,150 crore to create 3,100 hospital beds in Kerala through eight different projects.

The projects are in various stages of completion in Ernakulam, Kozhikode, Palakkad and Kannur districts, the company said. Most of these projects are expected to be operational in the next five years.


Kerala doctors win global recognition for cost effective telemedicine-based diabetes treatment

 Kerala doctors win global recognition for cost effective telemedicine-based diabetes treatment Kochi (Kerala), July 10 : Globally, the treatment of diabetes is miserably failing with millions of patients requiring expensive treatment for heart disease, kidney disease, eye disease, neuropathy, sexual dysfunction, mental depression etc.


Kerala IT firm launches software for medical professionals

Kerala IT firm launches software for medical professionalsKochi , June 4 - City-based Coresys Infotech Monday launched eClinician, the mobile version of its clinical decision support system (CDSS) on Android software, which will help medical professionals diagnose disease easily.


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